Monday, June 16, 2014
Monday Morning Devo--Beyond the Tomb, Part 7
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted.
And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus never intended that He would be the only one who would spread the Good News. Not even His words written down by His faithful would be enough. Not even the eleven disciples would be enough.
When will it be enough? When all of the world's people are disciples of the One Savior. Think of how great a world this would be if no one fought over religion or food or land! That's not to say true disciples of the Lord never disagree--but at least differing opinions don't end up in violence.
Notice I said "true believers."
What's the difference between those who are believers and those who only pretend to be or who have a mistaken idea about what believers are?
Prayer: Lord, please teach us first the difference between knowing You personally and knowing about You. Please teach us how to be Your disciples. Then, Lord, please teach us how to make disciples of all the world. For Your eternal glory, Amen.